Thursday, January 10, 2019

Foods to eat in Honolulu, Oahu

We just came back from Oahu and still dreaming of its delicious foods. Before we go, I asked my friend who grew up in the island for her suggestions and she gave me a long list. Other friends also gave us their recommendations. We didn't get to try all of them but managed to try plenty. Without further a do, here is our favorites foods find in:

HONOLULU / Nearby Waikiki Beach:
  1. Kapiolani Farmer’s Market: variety of food, open Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Be there early to find parking spot, hike at Diamond Head, then walk back to eat here. Must try: The Pig & The Lady and the Hawaiian Cane Drink. 
  2. Marukame Udon, super long line. We came between 10AM-11AM on weekday lo and behond, there was no line. 
  3. Island Vintage Shave Ice, Best Shave Ice (according to my local friend) order the one with ice cream in the middle
  4. Leonard's Bakery - landmark for Portuguese donuts 
  5. Lappert's Hawaii Ice Cream, their Kona and Strawberry Ice Cream is my favorite. 
  6. Waikiki Yokocho, Japanese food court filled with delicious Japanese food. We tried ramen one night and the tempura the other night. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

What we eat and not eat when recovering from stomach flu

One by one each one of us was hit by stomach flu since last weekend. It always stinks no matter how many times we experienced it in the past;  the diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever, we just has to let it run its course. Thankfully, my mom was here the first and second day I got sick. She cooked porridge and made sure I got plenty of rest and liquid.

I thought I wrote down here what we eat or not eat while recovering from stomach flu for future reference.

What we eat/ drink
Day 1:
Most likely they won't be able to eat anything this day. Wait until the vomiting stop before giving the person food to eat because the stomach is still too weak to digest. Do not worry because once they recover they will get their appetite back. Instead make sure they get enough liquid. The doctor here recommends Smart Water/ Pedialyte/ Gatorade/ Vitamin Water diluted but my boys do not like those drinks so instead we give them honey and chrysanthemum tea.
 raw local honey

Day 2:
Once they are no longer vomiting and ready to eat, start with easy to digest food such as:
Plain bread or cracker

Monday, December 10, 2018

Roasted Brussels Sprout Recipe

I have been seeing these beautiful Brussels Sprouts lately whenever I go to Farmer Market but I don't know how to cook them so I went to Mr. Google to look for a recipe. I found two recipes, one uses fish sauce and the other uses balsamic vinegar. Since I like them both I decided to use both. The result: super duper yummyyyy Roasted Brussels Sprout:
 Yummy Brussels Sprout
Do you know Brussels Sprouts grow on stalks? Little Max was helping taking them out of the stalk

First cut them into half, put them inside a bowl and mix them with the rest of ingredients:

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Worcestershire Sauce Chicken

This is one of the most popular home-cooked chicken dish in Indonesia and our family favorite. We call it "Ayam Saos Inggris" in Indonesia.  Over the years, I have been trying different ways and ingredients before finally settle with this one. Instead of deep frying like the way it is usually cooked, I just brown the chicken for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Spaghetti Meatballs Recipe

Like most kids, my boys love spaghetti meatballs. This is one of those quick and easy meals that I cook for their lunch. It's perfect to be paired with french bread and balsamic vinaigrette
How to cook spaghetti meatballs